Vertical Wellbeing Week
All students have spent wellbeing sessions in vertical groups this week, meaning there have been 3-6 students from each year group in each form, with approximately 10 forms in each house.
These sessions are designed to improve the sense of community and belonging within the house system and encourage students to interact with students and staff they may not normally encounter. Ensuring our students see more familiar faces around school and expand their social circle.
Scarlett from Cobham commented, “The best part of the week was meeting other students that I wouldn’t normally speak to.”
During the week each house had an assembly during which Heads of House encouraged students to explore what community means to them and celebrate successes within the house. Several students expressed how much they enjoyed the assemblies and how interactive they were. Preston went the extra mile and gave awards for heroes of the week to those students that they felt went above and beyond throughout the week and demonstrated true team spirit.
In form time students explored a range of team building and icebreaker activities ranging from Name Bingo to balloon team games. Mr Spurling and Mr Prebble sought me out to express how impressed they were with the maturity and leadership skills evident in our year 10 and 11 students.
Each form created an ‘Identity Board’ with pictures, quotes and information about the individuals and teachers in each form. The creativity, team spirit and individuality within the boards was very impressive and it is clear staff and students alike had a lot of fun with this challenge. The winners of the board competition were Knowlton 5 with Miss Herlihy. Special mention goes to: Chartwell 4 with Ms Wallace/Mrs Holmes, Preston 2 with Mrs Rawlins/Mrs Boorman and Scotney 2 with Miss Harris for the obvious effort put into the boards.
I would like to thank all students and staff for making it such a fun and successful week.
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